This site is currently being reorganized. The music files will be separated by composer and moved to another site. This site will remain as the "main page" with general information and links to the other sites. The music files will remain here until this reorganization has been completed.
Note: music by Brahms, Satie, and Schubert are lumped together under miscellaneous.
Brahms, Johannes (1833-1897)
** Waltzes, Op. 39 (#1 and #2 so far) [uploaded 10/10/2007]
Clementi, Muzio (1752-1832)
** Sonatinas No. 1-6, Op. 36 [uploaded 10/10/2007]
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus (1756-1791)
** Sonata No. 11 in A major, K 331 [uploaded 10/10/2007]
** Sonata No. 16 in C major, K 545 [uploaded 10/10/2007]
Satie, Erik (1866-1925)
** Gnossienne No. 1 (1890) [uploaded 10/10/2007]
Schubert, Franz (1797-1828)
** Sonata No. 11 in B-flat major, D 960 (3rd mvt only) [uploaded 10/10/2007]
Tcherepnin, Alexander (1899-1977)
** 10 Bagatelles for piano, Op. 5 [uploaded 2/9/2008]
I am, what you might call, a serious amateur pianist. I have been playing for almost 30 years, and have just recently begun recording. It is my intention to continue recording and submitting the results to this archive. These performances are copyrighted and licensed for public use under the Creative Commons non-commercial share-alike license. Details of this license can be obtained by following the URL given above.
Music submitted to this archive so far includes solo piano works by Johannes Brahms (jbra), Muzio Clementi (mcle), Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (wmoz), Erik Satie (esat), Franz Schubert (fsch), and Alexander Tcherepnin (atch). I have recorded works by other (more recent) composers, but those compositions may still be under copyright. Until I learn otherwise, or else receive permission from the copyright holder, I will not post those recordings.
The recordings were made at home. The piano is a Pleyel P130 upright bought new in 2002. Sound was recorded by a pair of Audio Technica ATM450 small condenser microphones placed a few feet in front of the piano (behind the performer). The analog signal was converted to a digital signal by a Digi-Design Mbox-2 sound card, and then routed to a MacBook Pro computer running Pro Tools LE software. The resulting WAV files were editted using Audacity, and converted to (VBR) MP3 using LAME 3.97 (-V2) and submitted to this archive.
The id3v2.2 tags are as complete as I know how to make them, and were written specifically to be compatible with Itunes (I wrote the tag-writing program myself). If you download the "VBR MP3" format, you will receive these files unchanged from what was submitted. The other formats were automatically generated by the archive --- unfortunately not all of the tag fields were copied. Conspicuously missing fields include the composer (important for classical music) and the comment/copyright fields listing the copyright information for these recordings.
To learn more about me and what I do for a living, visit my homepage.